George R.R. Martin

HBO nears pilot order for House Targaryen prequel

HBO is nearing a pilot order for a Game Of Thrones prequel from author George R. R. Martin and Colony co-creator Ryan Condal. According to Deadline, the show will centre on House Targaryen and take place 300 years before the events of the recent series, which concluded in May, shattering records for HBO. Martin created […]

Netflix boards Syfy original from Game of Thrones creator

Game of Thrones writer and producer George R.R. Martin has landed a series on Netflix. The streaming service has acquired non-US rights to the upcoming Nightflyers, to which NBCUniversal-owned Syfy has given the greenlight. The series is based on Martin’s novella and 1987 feature film of the same name, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) writing […]

Game of Thrones smashes HBO ratings record

Ratings for Game of Thrones’s season seven opener on US premium pay channel HBO proved linear event programming is still alive and well. The show took 10.1 million linear viewers, well above the previous 8.9 million record set for the season six debut episode in 2015, and a massive 16.1 million overall. This makes it […]

Game of Thrones writer preps new HBO show

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin will act as executive producer for the show Who Fears Death, which is in early development with HBO. The new series has been confirmed by the author of the original novel, Nnedi Okorafor. Who Fears Death is based around a fictionalised post-apocalyptic future version of Sudan, where the light-skinned […]

HBO confirms ‘multiple’ Game of Thrones spin-offs

HBO has confirmed it will return to Westeros after Game of Thrones ends. The US premium cable channel has confirmed it is working on “multiple” Game of Thrones spin-offs with the ultra-popular drama’s creator, George R.R. Martin, with four thought to be in the works. Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) and Carly Wray (Mad Men) will work […]

Game of Thrones author lays down Wild Cards

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will see another of his epic book series, Wild Cards, developed as a television series. Universal Cable Productions has signed an deal to develop the show as a series, though Martin cannot work on the show directly as he has an exclusive agreement with Game of Thrones prodco […]